Underbelly

Sitting on Top of the World

December 27th 2012

When one thinks of arctic exploration, the state of Maryland does not immediately come to mind. But Maryland’s connection to…

 

So this is Christmas...

December 20th 2012

…and here are a few images of good cheer from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection of photographs. Happy Holidays!

 

Conduit: Mount Royal Reservoir and the Baltimore Waterworks,1857-1863

December 13th 2012

Since last month’s Hampden Reservoir post, I have taken more delight in my commute as I pass by Roosevelt Park,…

 

41st Annual Monument Lighting and MdHS Open House

December 6th 2012

Like so much of the City of Baltimore, the annual monument lighting bears the stamp of Mayor William Donald Schaefer.…

 

Then and Now: Pratt Street - A View From the Power Plant

November 26th 2012

Today’s “Then and Now” photograph was taken from the roof of the Pratt Street Power Plant, ca. 1905. The three-story…

 

Hampden Reservoir: A Muddy History

November 20th 2012

As a follow up to last week’s post, “Slabtown to Hampden,” I’m focusing this week on the Hampden Reservoir, the…

 

Maryland Ahead by (Clarence) Miles

November 15th 2012

After Clarence Miles died on October 8, 1977, the Baltimore Sun described him as “an urbane man who never forgot…

 

Psychedelic Relic

November 12th 2012

The process of accepting donations of books, photographs, manuscripts, and other items into the Maryland Historical Society’s collection can be…

 

From Slabtown to Hampden

November 8th 2012

As I was inventorying some of our maps a couple months ago, I was very excited to stumble across a…

 

Election Recollection: Errol Morris' Op-doc from the NY Times

November 5th 2012

With tomorrow’s vote looming over us, we decided to direct our readers to Errol Morris’ thoughtful Op-doc video “11 Excellent…

 

Movember at MdHS

November 1st 2012

It’s Movember, so here’s a contest! As you may have heard November is Movember, which is national mustache month. The…

 

From the Darkside

October 29th 2012

Busted: the Chinkapin Game Club, 1963 On March 9, 1963, Sgt. Richard T. Davis and his Baltimore County Police force…

 

Then and Now: The Maryland Historical Society

October 25th 2012

The month of October is known for two holidays—Halloween and Columbus Day, as well the 31-day celebration that is National…

 

Election Recollection: All Politics is Weird

October 22nd 2012

This week, with the final Obama-Romney debate bearing down on us, we thought it would be fun to take a…

 

The Passano Files*

October 18th 2012

(May 2022 update – You can access the newly digitized Passano-O’Neill File here.) The most valuable resource for studying the…